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96 Bui Vien Street, District 1 | Pham Ngu Lao ward, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Filthy and full of ants. Location ok for nightlife but that is literally it. Staff not very helpful an not really interested in anything apart from selling beer or drinks. Toilet did not work, stains on the bedding, room looked like it hadn't been cleaned!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place was okay for a night. The room was clean, the bed was big, lots of channels on tv, mini fridge worked, and lots of hot water. However, the fridge had a very bad smell, the remote controls didn't work, and my a/c did not work even though I went to the front desk and asked them about it.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I booked two rooms here, one for me and one for my elderly father. On arrival the huge party in the street made us realise that this wasn't going to be suitable for my father (for me it was perfect!). Hanh, the manager offered my father a room in another hotel around the corner where it was a lot quieter... More

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice and affordable guesthouse in the middle of bui vien street. All sights in walking distance Downstairs they have a `bar` which is nice&busy at night. Travel agencies, restaurants nearby. Not quiet at night. The place helps you book tours, staff speaks some English. A perfect place for meeting other packpackers and get the spirit of Ho Chi Minh city.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We didn't stay at the guesthouse but I can imagine that it is as good as described from the welcome we received from the lady owner and her family. Sitting in street outside sharing a "bucket of gin" and watching the world go by was one of the many highlights of Saigon. Not a real bucket of course,just a large... More

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Makati, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Hanh, the younger lady, was very nice. Excellent place for backpackers as there is drinking party every night along Bui Vien. Hostel building is relatively new and we had a comfy stay. We had the big room with window which was really nice but wifi works only along the stairs (and inner rooms i guess). We also booked tours from... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Arrived here around 6am they allowed us to get into a room to sleep after a long train journey, 6 hours prior to check in. We then moved rooms around 11 o'clock which was nice of the staff, clean spacious rooms, hot shower, no window so be sure to set an alarm haha!! The staff sleep downstairs on camp beds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I booked last minute and was not expecting too much for the price I was paying. But unbelievably the rooms, service and location were great. Thanks to hanh for being very helpful and organizing my cab to the airport.

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Calgary, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Right in the middle of the backpacker district, this guest house was a great way to spend a couple of nights in Saigon. Walking distance to many of the main sights, as well as literally being on a street filled with cheap beer vendors and many restaurants serving both local food and international cuisine. It did get a little bit... More

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Perth, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The family that runs this, in particular the girls and the lady(her name escapes me) were lovely hosts, very helpful and very informative. The area it's in is right in backpackerland, plenty of restaurants and shops around. I'd definably stay here again, you can't really go wrong for the price and it's only a short walk to anywhere. :)

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Address: 96 Bui Vien Street, District 1 | Pham Ngu Lao ward, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #60 of 586 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OverviewConvenience, comfort and value-for-money are our priorities at the 96 Guest House.Located right in the heart of the backpacker area of Saigon and popular budget stop for backpackers, tourists, weekenders and overseas job-seekers- the perfect place to meet other travelers.Centrally located, our guesthouse is in walking distance to all local transport hubs and city center attractions!For anyone wishing to catch a flight, TanSonNhat International Airport is only half an hour away.About 96 GUEST HOUSETalk about convenient! We are within walking distance of some of the main attractions of SaigonWe are most conveniently located - Saigon central is a pleasant stroll away with its numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, whilst 96guesthouse is less than 1km and you will never get bored of the vibrant nightlife available.The transportation from and to the guesthouse is very easy and accessible.We don’t have a curfew so you are free to come and go as you please while exploring the cityWireless internet is available in all rooms and common areas of the GuesthouseLuggage storage is available for early arrivals or late departures.A private safety deposit box is located at the reception for security of your items.We offer a full range of services for you such as pick up and drop off at the airport by taxi , laundry, money exchange...We are happy to offer honest advice on any local tours as well as onward travel and can book these for you if you wish with pick up from the guesthouse.We have special deals for solo travelers or private tour groups with cheapest prices than any other travel agencies.City tour full day or 1/2 day tripCu Chi tunnels 1/2 day tripCao Dai temple and Cu Chi tunnels 1day tripMekong Delta 1 day trip (or 2, 3 days trips) exit to Cambodia.BOOKING Train tickets, Open Bus ticket up North, Bus to CambodiaAccommodation InformationThe 96 Guest House is a Budget guest house offering basic but clean accommodation.Wi-Fi is free and is available in all room for use with your own laptop. Free Computer usage access internet at the lobbyWe have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and needs – from single, double, triple, twin and family private rooms.All have a bathroom inside the bedroom (ensuite).All equipped with color cable TV with remote control , A/C , hot shower, telephone, refrigerator...Location InformationLocated in the vibrant backpacker area in the heart of the city, the guesthouse is within walking distance of all local and national transport as well as all of the undiscovered gems, culture and nightlife that Saigon has to offer.Walking times:- Ben Thanh market (10 min walk)- Opera House (15 min walk)- Central Post Office (15 min walk)- The Notre Dame (15 min walk)- Reunification Palace (15 min walk)- Saigon River Express (20 min walk)- Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck (20 min walk)- War Remnants Museum (15 min walk)- Vietnam History Museum (20 min walk)- Xin Chao Saigon shows (5 min walk) ... more   less 
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